I'm interested in getting the 2013 atomic punx, but I'm not sure what size to ride. The ski comes in 173 and 182. I'm about 6' 1"/ 6'2" ish and around 148 pounds. I previously skied the line mastermind size 177. I'm afraid the 173 will be too small, however I think I'll be more comfortable on these...182 just seems like a massive ski to throw around. Any advice?
You will not feel the extra 2 inches of the 182cm Punx compared to your 177cm. It's only one inch in front of your boot, and one inch behind. Think of it that way. But you will gain stability on landings and edge grip on the groomers. This ski is so light that you will never have a problem with swing weight.